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The painful struggle

The painful struggle

Being stuck between right and wrong seems to have become the norm.
constant struggles play in my mind, reminding me of a Shakespearean play.

If I do what is right I feel I will be held back for the rest of my life,
but if i choose to quit I will lose what is most precious in my life.

I pray for guidance and try my best to put the thoughts aside,
 there is no peace of mind there is no joy.

I slip into the ocean of depression and have to pull my way out
still I have to fight to keep my head above water.

I am out of ideas and am tiered of facing this alone
there is no one to turn to for help.

God is my shoulder to cry on
he brings me back from the edge.

What to do is still a mystery 
but I am never alone, even when I feel I am.

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  1. Date: 10/24/2010 9:46:00 AM
    Hi again Joshua-- what a moving poem that expresses your struggle really well-- I really like how you made this so inspiring in your last 2 lines-- we never are indeed alone--keep the faith! nikko :)

  1. Date: 10/22/2010 4:48:00 PM
    God is ever with all of us Joshua and this inspirational write presents that option to all who seek help and a friend.. enjoyed this creative theme tonight.. happy weekend with luv..

  1. Date: 10/22/2010 3:29:00 PM
    You have captured the turmoil that so many of us face, and I love how you put your trust in the Lord, I do also, well done~~

  1. Date: 10/22/2010 2:45:00 PM
    enjoyed reading today!

  1. Date: 10/22/2010 1:03:00 PM
    This is truly profound! Pls, never lose your priceless faith, Josh. It's the most valued posession we have these days. People come into our live and leave but we must hold on to our faith..b/cause the author understands first hand what we go through as he lived it..and we believe His promise that He will never leave us and nothing in heaven or earth or below can ever separate us from His love...all of this depends on our belief. Hold on, Joshua... He comes! Peace, Audrey

  1. Date: 10/22/2010 11:52:00 AM
    good sentiment, i will look at this again, also many thanks for looking at my poem.